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Title in Portuguese: Candidemia in a brazilian hospital : the importance of Candida parapsilosis
Author: Astete-Medrano, Delia Jessica
Brilhante, Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira
Cordeiro, ossana de Aguiar
Rocha, Marcos Fábio Gadelha
Rabenhorst, Silvia Helena Barem
Sidrim, José Júlio Costa
Keywords: Candidemia
Candida
Issue Date: Jan-2006
Publisher: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
Citation: ASTETE-MEDRANO, D. J. et al. Candidemia in a brazilian hospital : the importance of Candida Parapsilosis. Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, São Paulo, v. 48, n. 1, p. 17-20, jan. 2006.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to perform a retrospective analysis of cases of candidemia in a Brazilian hospital in the city of Fortaleza, Ceará. A total of 50 blood cultures were analyzed from 40 candidemic patients. The mycological diagnosis was based on the phenotypical analysis and the patients’ data were recorded in appropriate files. The most frequent species were Candida parapsilosis (n = 18), followed by C. albicans (n = 14), C. tropicalis (n = 8), C. guillermondii (n = 6), C. glabrata (n = 2), and Candida spp. (n = 2). A detailed descriptive study was undertaken with 21 patients whose medical records were complete. The candidemia episodes occurred in eight male patients and 13 female patients. The most representative risk factors implicated in candidemia were prior antibiotic therapy, central venous catheters, parenteral nutrition, gastric probes and mechanical ventila tion. Death occurred in 13 of the 21-candidemic patients. This study demonstrated the emergence of candidemia caused by C. parapsilosi in a Brazilian hospital in the city of Fortaleza, Ceará.
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufc.br/handle/riufc/5219
ISSN: 0036-4665
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